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“I Was Praying To Mammy, That She Would See It Through. Simple.”

On Sunday, Derry club O’Donovan Rossa Magherafelt won the county’s Senior Football Championship for the first time since 1978 defeating Watty Grahams Glen in the final. The Derry SFC had previously been dominated by Slaughtneill and Ballinderry over the last ten years, but this season’s showpiece saw Watty Grahams Glen as first-time finalists and Magherafelt win their first title in …

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Damian McErlain Steps Down From Derry Job After Two Years

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Derry are on the hunt for a new senior football boss after Damian McErlain stepped down from his role citing ‘personal circumstances’ as the reason.  McErlain had just completed the second of a three-year term and was expected to continue on for one more season, however, he released a statement today confirming that he will be leaving the post. Derry …

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BOI Celtic Challenge Group H: Derry Complete Clean Sweep

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We have come to the end of the group stages in Group H of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge after a thrilling campaign. In the final week, Derry finished strongly to maintain their position at the top of the leaderboard while Tyrone edged past Armagh in a cracking contest in Garvaghey. In the group’s final fixture, Down received a …

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BOI Celtic Challenge: Derry Go Top Of Group H With Win Over Down

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Derry have taken control of Group H in the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge following their impressive Round 3 win over Down in Portaferry. Meanwhile, in the group’s other games, Armagh secured an away win against Antrim while Tyrone displayed their goal-scoring threat against Fermanagh. Read our round-up of all of the action from Round 3 below. _____ Derry Prove …

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BOI Celtic Challenge Round-Up: Down Clinch Thriller With Armagh

The Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge continued this weekend with three riveting games in Group H. Derry, Down and Tyrone all picked up crucial wins setting up an enticing selection of fixtures in Round 3. Read our full round-up of the weekend’s games below. _____ Derry Continue Fine Form In Celtic Challenge With Win Over Fermanagh   Derry 3-11 Fermanagh …

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Quickfire Conclusions As Derry End The Leitrim Dream

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Derry 0-20 Leitrim 0-16 Derry have been crowned Allianz League Division 4 champions following a four-point win over Leitrim in Croke Park this afternoon. The Ulster side looked in comfortable control for the majority of the game as they quickly overturned a three-point deficit midway through the first half. It brings to an end the heartwarming campaign of Leitrim who …

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Darragh Canavan To Make First Tyrone Senior Start On Sunday

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Darragh Canavan, son of the legendary Tyrone player, Peter, will make his first senior start for the county against Ulster University in the McKenna Cup this weekend. Canavan was the star for the county’s U17 side in last year’s championship, scoring 1-03 against Roscommon alone in Croke Park. News emerged last month that he had joined the senior ranks for …

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Derry Star Callum Brown Latest Irish Talent To Join AFL

Derry minor star, Callum Brown is the latest Irish youth to join the AFL after signing with the Great Western Sydney Giants.   The 18-year-old was identified by the GIANTS’ Irish scouting program in July 2017 and undertook a 12-month trial process with the club. He flew to Australia in August to spend two weeks training with the Giants under …

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25 Years Ago Today: Derry Clinch First Sam With Captivating Cork Win

Twenty-five years ago today, Derry beat Cork 1-14 to 2-8 in an exhilarating final to win their first, and only, senior football championship.  The Context: Derry went into their second All-Ireland final looking for their first victory. Down had won the Sam Maguire in 1991 and Donegal were the reigning champions, so Derry aimed to bring Sam to the north …

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David Clifford Leads The Charge As Kerry Claim All-Ireland Minor Title In Style

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David Clifford scored 4-04 as Kerry won the All-Ireland Minor Final, 6-17 to 1-08. Kerry are All-Ireland minor football champions for the fourth consecutive year after a dominant win over Derry at Croke Park. The Kingdom came to Jones’ Road as favourites, but Derry were quietly fancying their chances after impressing in their Ulster campaign and their semi-final win over Dublin …

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Derry Set To Appoint New Senior Football Manager Tonight

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Derry footballers have been on the lookout for a new manager since the departure of Damian Barton after a two-year spell. The Oak-Leafers endured a disappointing 2017 season, losing heavily to Tyrone in the first round of Ulster. While they recovered to beat Waterford, they ran into a tough challenge in the form of Mayo, taking the Connacht outfit to …

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